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Have you ever wondered why your favorite movie star gave a specific answer on the red carpet, what the rationale was behind that politician admitting his affair or how an upstart company gained immense popularity overnight? Most likely, a public relations professional deserves some of the credit.

Public relations (PR for short) centers around maintaining the public image of businesses, organizations and individuals. In even simpler terms, public relations execs are responsible for making their client look good at all costs and, in the off chance there is a slip up, cleaning up the mess as quickly as possible. Public relations majors take a variety of classes including journalism, marketing, advertising, business, communications and sociology, all of which prepare students for the rigors of this particular career. There’s a definite need for members in this field – the Bureau of Labor Statistics says employment of public relations specialists is expected to grow 24 percent from 2008 to 2018 – and with the right education, you could be one of them. The only thing holding you back? Paying for school.

A number of schools like the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Florida offer public relations scholarships specifically to their majors but looking beyond campus can yield even more public relations scholarship opportunities. Both the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) give generously to their members, as do public relations firms like Fleishman-Hillard, which also has an internship program. We’ve pulled several public relations scholarships from the Scholarships.com database for you but to find even more scholarship awards for which you qualify, conduct a free scholarship search. It’s worth it!

Aziz Jamaluddin Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Given his strong belief to have a generation of educated Muslims to speak out and communicate the true meaning of Islam in all types of media, the Jamaluddin family arranged for a scholarship fund to be established to support five students each year throughout their education in the fields of Journalism and Political Science. [...] More

AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship
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This program places minority students interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing at Science Magazine for 10 weeks over the summer. Interns experience what it’s like to cover the scientific and technological issues that shape our global community.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

ABA Academic Merit Scholarship
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The Academic Merit Scholarship is open to both ABA and non-ABA Members.

To be eligible, candidates will have completed, at a minimum, their first year of an accredited university (4-year university/college or junior college); must have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel and tourism industry; must possess a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher.

Selection [...] More

ACF American Advertising Federation-NM Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 03, Annually
The American Advertising Federation-New Mexico (AAF-NM) Scholarship Fund has been established to provide scholarships to deserving men and women who intend to enter the advertising profession.

Eligibility:
-Be New Mexico residents enrolled full-time at a 4-year New Mexico public or non-profit college/university as a junior or senior in one of the following majors:
-Business (with a [...] More

Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference
Application Deadlines: February 22, Annually
The annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference program targets rising high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism and who demonstrate qualities of "free spirit".

Students come to Washington, D.C., to participate in an all-expenses-paid journalism conference at the Newseum, located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. This program began in 1999 and is funded [...] More

American Copy Editors Society Scholarship
Application Deadlines: November 16, Annually
Finding and hiring talented copy editors has always been challenging, but a world hungry for information needs copy editors more than ever. To help meet that need, the American Copy Editors Society has awarded scholarships to deserving students since 1999. College juniors, seniors and graduate students who have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for copy editing can apply for several [...] More

Anthony C. "Tony" Russo Scholarship
Application Deadlines: September 30, Annually
The NPELRA Foundation is a nonprofit subsidiary of the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (NPELRA). The Foundation provides scholarships to deserving graduate students studying labor and employee relations or a closely related field. The Foundation seeks to provide worthy graduate students interested in a career in public sector labor and employee relations with financial [...] More

AQHA Journalism or Communications Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
Many fields of employment are tied either directly or indirectly to the horse industry. Career path scholarships allow students to obtain a degree in areas such as racing, animal science, journalism, communications, therapeutic/adaptive riding and veterinary medicine. Support for students within these fields is imperative to the sustainability and advancement of our industry. Undergraduate, [...] More

Ashbrook Scholar Program
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The purpose of the Ashbrook Scholar Program is to assist students in acquiring the intellectual and moral virtues required for thoughtful citizenship. We do this through sustained reflection on the writings of those who have thought most deeply and comprehensively about human nature and political organization, and the opinions, character, and actions of those who have most remarkably practiced [...] More

Augustana College Fryxell Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
Dr. Lucy Fryxell established the Don Fryxell Scholarship in memory of her husband. She desired that the scholarship be awarded to young scholars who wish to study the humanities. As English professors, the Fryxells had a special affinity for literature and the pursuit of an elegant and excellent use of the English language. Therefore, special consideration is given to candidates with an interest [...] More

Austin Alliance for Women in Media Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
AWM Austin is proud to award scholarships to college juniors and seniors studying media (or related field) at an Austin or San Marcos area university.

Eligibility:
-Complete 75+ hours of college course work by December
-Must not graduate before December
-Minimum 3.25 GPA
-Enrolled as a full-time student (carrying a minimum of 12 hours per semester) at an Austin or San Marcos area [...] More

Aziz Jamaluddin Scholarship in Journalism
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Aziz Jamaluddin ISNA Scholarship Program was established because of the strong belief in the need of Muslim students pursuing journalism. Mr. Jamaluddin noted the long history of biased media reporting and felt that there has been a lack of voices representative of Islam inside mainstream American media. His continuing dedication and focus on helping the needy and promoting education and [...] More

Bethesda Lutheran Communities Lutheran Student Scholastic & Service Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
Bethesda Lutheran Communities offers two scholarships to Lutheran students pursuing undergraduate degrees in any area of service to people with developmental disabilities.

Eligibility/Requirements:
-Be an active, communicant member of a Lutheran congregation
-Be a freshmen, sophomore, or junior at an accredited college/university
-Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
-Have a career objective in the [...] More

Bob Ross Student Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 13, Annually
The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, Northern California chapter, is pleased to announce the sixth annual Bob Ross Student Scholarship. Sponsored by the Bob Ross Foundation, the $2,500 scholarship honors Northern California students who demonstrate a commitment to the NLGJA mission. Recipients are honored at the NLGJA-NorCal Excellence in Journalism ceremony in October in San [...] More

Chips Quinn Scholars Program
Application Deadlines: October 01, Annually
The Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism offers students hands-on training and mentoring by caring news veterans. More than 1,300 men and women have been named Chips Quinn Scholars since 1991, making it the largest and most enduring diversity initiative of the Newseum Institute. The program’s aim is to provide training and support that will open doors to news and information [...] More

CIRI "Cap" Lathrop Endowment Scholarship Fund
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The Cap Lathrop Endowment Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 in memory of Captain "Cap" Lathrop who was a pioneer in Alaska’s telecommunications and broadcast industry.

The Endowment, one of The CIRI Foundation’s several scholarship endowment programs, is funded with contributions from its major donor, A.E. "Augie" Hiebert, founder of Northern Television, Inc., General Communications, [...] More

Dan Klepper Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
To support the next generation of communicators, the Texas Outdoor Writers Association offers the Dan Klepper Memorial Scholarship. The professional communicators of the Texas Outdoor Writers Association are dedicated to maintaining and improving skills in the written and spoken word, radio and television, photography, illustration, and electronic media. TOWA fosters fellowship among its members [...] More

Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 10, Annually
The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, philosophy and outside the box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception. [...] More

Dr. Abdus Saleem Family Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Dr. Abdus Saleem Scholarship was established due to Dr. Saleem’s firm belief in the value of education. Dr. Saleem received his medical degree from the King Edward Medical School in Pakistan. After completing his residency training in 1972, he joined the faculty at Pennsylvania State University in Hershey, Pennsylvania as an assistant professor of pathology.

Eligibility:
-G.P.A of 3.5 or [...] More

Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
Wouldn't a scholarship help you breathe a little easier? Truth Initiative is offering college and graduate students a chance to earn the "Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations." The annual scholarship competition empowers and supports students eager to help Truth Initiative achieve a generation for whom tobacco use is [...] More

Franchise Services, Inc. PIP Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 02, Annually
EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications marketplace. These careers may include: computer science & engineering (for example: web design, webmaster, software development, materials engineer, applications specialist, IT designer, systems analyst) and graphic & media communications (for example: [...] More

Grattan and Stephen T. Gray Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
The Grattan and Stephen T. Gray Scholarship is endowed by the employees of the Monroe Evening News at the time of the completion of their buyout of the paper, this fund provides scholarships to graduates of Monroe County High Schools and high schools in Gibralter, New Boston, Huron, Milan, or Flat Rock who are entering the field of [...] More

Guy P. Gannett Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The Guy P. Gannett Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 by the Guy P. Gannett Foundation to provide renewable support for students majoring in journalism or a field reasonably related, including all forms of print, broadcast or electronic media. Recipients must be graduates of Maine high schools or home-schooled in a Maine community during their last year of secondary education. Students will [...] More

Harry C. Hamm Family Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
The Harry C. Hamm Family Scholarship is a scholarship offered to a college sophomore, junior, or senior who is pursuing a degree in journalism or communications at any college or university in West Virginia.

Eligibility/Requirements:
-Be a sophomore, junior, or senior college student in pursuit of a BA in journalism or communications
-Be enrolled in a West Virginia 4-year institution
-Be a [...] More

Helen Brett Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 01, Annually
The Helen Brett Scholarship was established by Robert Kolinek, CEM, CMP, and named for his grandmother, Helen Brett, who was a pioneer in the trade show industry. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist individuals who are enrolled in a four-year degree program with a focus on the study of exhibition and event management. The scholarship serves to promote the exhibitions and events industry [...] More

Hoods Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 02, Annually
EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications marketplace. These careers may include: computer science & engineering (for example: web design, webmaster, software development, materials engineer, applications specialist, IT designer, systems analyst) and graphic & media communications (for example: [...] More

Hope College Distinguished Artist Awards - Creative Writing
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
Application requirements: Writing sample, completed application, 500-word essay (topic provided by the English Department), and letter of recommendation. Please contact the English Department for details.

Eligibility: It is not necessary to be an English major or minor.

To retain scholarship: Students are expected to maintain a 3.0 grade point average and enroll in a minimum of one [...] More

Interpublic Group Scholarship and Internship
Application Deadlines: January 29, Annually
The New York Women in Communications Foundation, in conjunction with New York Women in Communications, awards the Interpublic Group (IPG) Scholarship and Internship annually based on academic excellence, need and involvement in the field of communications.

Each is awarded to an ethnically diverse student who is currently a college junior and has a demonstrated interest in a career in [...] More

Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship Award
Application Deadlines: March 30, Annually
The Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship was created to honor Arab American students who excel in media studies.

Eligibility:
-Be a currently enrolled as a junior, senior, or graduate student
-Majoring in journalism, radio, television and/or film
-Minimum 3.0 GPA
-Be a U.S. citizen of Arab heritage

Applicants should send the following to the ADC Research Institute:
- [...] More

JEA National High School Journalist of the Year
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
Sister Rita Jeanne Scholarships - named for the Journalism Education Association's long-time treasurer - recognize some of the top high school journalists in the country. The contest begins at the state level. Winning portfolios from the state High School Journalist of the Year competitions are sent to the national level. Portfolios are judged and winners announced at the JEA/NSPA Spring National [...] More

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic
Application Deadlines: January 29, Annually
The Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student interested in public relations who would be able to fulfill a paid summer internship at the company's New York City headquarters.

An applicant must be majoring or (for high school seniors) declaring a major in a communications-related field, including but not limited to advertising, broadcasting, communications, English, film, [...] More

Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program
Application Deadlines: February 22, Annually
The Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program provides financial assistance to students with financial need who are enrolled in graduate programs in public affairs, public service or public administration.

Eligibility:
-Texas residents
-Show financial need
-Be enrolled as graduate students in public affairs, public service or public administration
-Intend to work in Texas after completing [...] More

Knowlton Operator's Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Knowlton Operator's Scholarship is awarded to operators for training when budgetary constraints eliminate the opportunity for some to attend training for certification, advancement or professional development.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Knudson Churchill Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 16, Annually
The Knudson Churchill Scholarship is designed to promote and support education in the fields of print journalism or automotive technology. Endowed by the New England MG 'T' Register, the program will present the best applicant with a monetary award to the accredited, post-secondary school of choice in order to study in one of these two areas.

This opportunity is available to any student [...] More

L. Ron Hubbard Writers of The Future Contest
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The L. Ron Hubbard Writers of The Future Contest is an ongoing merit competition for new and amateur aspiring writers. Run on a quarterly basis, an eligible entry is any previously unpublished short story or novelette (under 17,000 words) of science fiction or fantasy.

There shall be three cash prizes in each quarter: a First Prize of $1,000, a Second Prize of $750, and a Third Prize of $500, [...] More

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students awards a scholarship for undergraduate studies of religion, journalism, or communications. The scholarship assists a United Methodist undergraduate who intends to pursue a career in religious journalism through study at an accredited U.S. college or university.

Eligibility:
-Must be a United Methodist [...] More

Mahogany & Blues Babe Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadlines: October 30, Annually
Mahogany and the Blues Babe Foundation have established a scholarship program to assist current undergraduate students who are pursuing a career in the writing arts. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited four-year college or university of the student's choice.

Eligibility
Applicants to the Mahogany & Blues Babe Foundation Scholarship Program must be:
Current [...] More

Media Alliance of Houston Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 10, Annually
The Houston Chapter of MAH will award scholarships to College Juniors or Seniors who have at least one full-time semester left of college. The scholarships will be awarded to students attending a Texas public or private university that offers radio, television, film, public relations, advertising/communications, or broadcasting as their major emphasis of study and/or students from the Greater [...] More

Media Fellows Program
Application Deadlines: July 22, Annually
With the Media Fellows Program, the Washington Media Scholars Foundation recognizes enthusiastic and qualified students by awarding several scholarships each academic year. In the upcoming academic year, the foundation will distribute over $40,000 in total scholarship awards.

These grants support the academic development of undergraduates dedicated to pursuing a career related to the public [...] More

Merv Aubespin Scholarship
Application Deadlines: November 16, Annually
Finding and hiring talented copy editors has always been challenging, but a world hungry for information needs copy editors more than ever. To help meet that need, the American Copy Editors Society has awarded scholarships to deserving students since 1999. The Aubespin Scholarship is one of the awards given away each year by the American Copy Editors Society (ACES). Named after Merv Aubespin, a [...] More

National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The National Press Club, the leading professional organization for journalists, wants to recruit promising future journalists who will bring diversity to American journalism. The scholarship consists of a one-year scholarship, with an additional book stipend that is renewable up to 3 years.

The competition is open to high school seniors who are preparing to enter college and intend to become a [...] More

NDS McCullough Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
Applicant must be a high school senior planning to enter a four-year-college or university with intent to major in Dairy/Animal Science with a Communications emphasis or Agricultural Journalism with a Dairy/Animal Science emphasis. Student must be planning on a career in dairy journalism or communications. Scholarship is based on communication abilities and future plans. This scholarship is [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Founded in 1949, the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state. Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year by March 1st. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 a year, and scholarships are renewable [...] More

New York Financial Writers' Association Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The New York Financial Writers Association Scholarships are for journalism students in the New York City metropolitan area who wish to pursue a career in business or financial journalism.

Scholarship process:
-Complete the application providing your present address and telephone number and, if different, your permanent home address and telephone number. Applications should be available at [...] More

New York Women in Communications Inc. Foundation Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 29, Annually
The New York Women in Communications Foundation, in conjunction with New York Women in Communications, awards scholarships annually based on academic excellence, need and involvement in the field of communications.

Eligibility:
-High school seniors who are permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT or PA, attend a high school in one of these states, and will graduate this spring
-College [...] More

NPPF Bob East Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
NPPF scholarships are awarded to encourage those with the talent and dedication to photojournalism and who need financial help to continue their studies. These awards are directed toward those studying full-time or returning to college.

Bob East was a colorful and widely known veteran photographer at The Miami Herald. He died from a surgical accident in 1985, after more than 45 years in the [...] More

NPPF TV Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Opportunities for true photojournalism in television news have prompted this scholarship. It is one way to encourage those involved in television production to see the person holding the camera as more than a camera person, a true photojournalist. Like the scholarships for still photographers, this award is aimed at those students with television news photojournalism potential, but with little [...] More

Ohio Newspaper Association Minority Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Ohio Newspapers Foundation will award a scholarship to a minority high school senior in Ohio who plans to major in a field relevant to the newspaper industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program at an Ohio college or university.

Eligibility:
-Applicant must be a graduating senior at an Ohio high school. Awardee must be enrolled as college [...] More

Ohio Newspaper Association University Journalism Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
Beginning in 2014, the Ohio Newspapers Foundation broadened scholarship opportunities in order to attract more talented young people majoring in the following newspaper industry related fields: journalism, advertising, marketing, and communications.

The Ohio Newspapers Foundation will award three scholarships to students who are enrolled in an Ohio college or university and majoring in a field [...] More

Overseas Press Club Foundation
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
Graduate and undergraduate students, studying at American colleges and universities, or Americans studying abroad, who aspire to become foreign correspondents, are invited to apply for one of fourteen scholarships or internships to be awarded by the Overseas Press Club Foundation.

From among those chosen for OPC Foundation recognition, the Foundation selects up to 11 scholars and pays travel [...] More

Park Scholar Award
Application Deadlines: January 02, Annually
The Park Scholar Program offers much more than a scholarship; it creates a dynamic learning community that develops future communications leaders who engage critically, act globally, and perform ethically. Through a mixture of academic and service programming, scholars are challenged to take action and give back to their communities, and to use the power of mass communication to make a positive [...] More

Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Peter Agris Memorial Scholarship for Greek-Americans pursuing careers in journalism and communications.The Alpha Omega Council, comprised of leading businesspersons of Hellenic ancestry, honors its late founder by presenting the Peter Agris Memorial Scholarships annually to several young Greek-Americans pursuing studies in the fields of journalism or communications. The scholarship has been given [...] More

Pulliam Journalism Fellowships
Application Deadlines: November 01, Annually
Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, the fellowships are for work study. Pulliam Fellows will be assigned to either The Indianapolis Star or The Arizona Republic as reporters. Geographic and beat preferences will be matched as much as possible.

To apply, students must complete a six-page application form and send it with the following: a recent photo for publicity purposes; between [...] More

PunditWire Political Communication Fellowship
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
PunditWire, political commentary website for speechwriters sponsored by the School of Communication at American University, is seeking a graduate student fellow to serve as editor of the site. This unique opportunity will allow the student to get involved with a consequential political publication and connect with some of the top communicators and speechwriters in the country. The fellow will [...] More

Ray Greenly Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 13, Annually
Ray Greenly was Vice President of Research and Member Services for Shop.org, the digital division of the National Retail Federation, before losing a year-long fight with cancer in the fall of 2005. Passionate about digital retail, this scholarship was created in his memory. The Ray Greenly Scholarship provides financial support to students who have the potential to succeed in a retail career, [...] More

RTDNF Ed Bradley Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
Ed Bradley is best known for his award-winning work in 26 years on CBS News’ 60 Minutes and as the first African American White House TV correspondent. Bradley received the Paul White Award from RTDNA in 2000 recognizing his lifetime commitment to excellence in journalism and the First Amendment Award from RTDNF in 2005 in recognition of his support of First Amendment rights. He passed away in [...] More

RTDNF George Foreman Tribute to Lyndon B. Johnson Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
George Foreman is a boxing champion, Olympic gold medal winner and celebrated pitchman. As a young man, he was inspired by President Lyndon Johnson and by RTDNF founder Barney Oldfield. In his autobiography "By George," Foreman credits LBJ's Job Corps program for rescuing him "from the gutter." He also thanks Barney Oldfield "for a lifetime of friendship, devotion, counsel, and wisdom. The world [...] More

RTDNF Mike Reynolds Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
Mike Reynolds, who died in 1988 of a brain tumor at age 45, was assignment editor and then managing editor at KCCI-TV in Des Moines, IA. This scholarship is awarded to a journalism student with a good writing ability, excellent grades, a dedication to the news business, strong interest in pursuing a career in electronic journalism and a demonstrated need for financial assistance.
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RTDNF Mike Reynolds Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 02, Annually
Mike Reynolds, who died in 1988 of a brain tumor at age 45, was assignment editor and then managing editor at KCCI-TV in Des Moines, IA. Trustees of the fund to honor his memory require applicants for this award to be enrolled in journalism school and have good writing ability, excellent grades, a dedication to the news business, strong interest in pursuing a career in electronic journalism and a [...] More

Sacramento Press Club Journalism Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Sacramento Press Club will be awarding seven scholarships this year. Our scholarship program began in 1974 with a single $1,000 scholarship in honor of Earl "Squire" Behrens. In the past 40 years, we have given away more than $300,000 – a significant amount of assistance that has helped many young students on their way to successful journalism careers.

Students submit a single application [...] More

Sandy Schenker Capell Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Sandy Schenker Capell scholarship was created to honor Sandy and her commitment to mentoring and developing young talent. The scholarship will be awarded each year to a Houston area High School Senior interested in a career in media.

The scholarship will be managed and funds raised by the Media Alliance of Houston. The ideal candidate will represent the qualities that Sandy exuded in her [...] More

SCPA Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 11, Annually
The South Carolina Press Association Foundation awards up to three scholarships each year to S.C. college students interested in pursuing newspaper careers. encourages talented young people to enter the newspaper business and provides training and growth opportunities for working professionals. Scholarships are open to student journalists who attend a four-year college in South Carolina or who [...] More

SCPA Foundation Summer Internships
Application Deadlines: March 11, Annually
The South Carolina Press Association Foundation encourages talented young people to enter the newspaper business and provides training and growth opportunities for working professionals. The Foundation's internship program provides a meaningful, hands-on training experience for students interested in news reporting, copy editing, photojournalism, advertising or visual communications. Our [...] More

SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
College is expensive. SEMA can help. The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators. Scholarship awards range from $2,000-$3,000, with $5,000 going to the top student. Assistance is available for career paths in the automotive industry in:

-Accounting
-Engineering
-Race Car [...] More

Society of Professional Journalists/Los Angeles
Application Deadlines: July 15, Annually
The Society of Professional Journalists Los Angeles will award scholarships to students interested in pursuing careers in journalism.

Students from Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties who have completed at least their freshman year of college, as well as graduate students from those same counties, are eligible to apply for all scholarships.

High School seniors from Los Angeles, [...] More

Stoody-West Graduate Fellowship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The Stoody-West Fellowship in religious journalism is offered in recognition of the work and lives of Dr. Ralph Stoody and Dr. Arthur West, who were leaders in public relations and information services in The United Methodist Church. The grant is awarded to assist a United Methodist student who intends on pursuing a career in religious journalism.

The purpose of the fellowship is to enhance [...] More

Study and Internship Program in Germany (SIP-UAS7)
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
Since 2006, the Study & Internship Program (SIP) has enabled highly qualified undergraduates from U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities to experience the German approach to hands-on education at a member of UAS7, a consortium of Germany's top universities of applied sciences. SIP students spend a semester studying at a UAS7 campus and a semester interning. Internships typically last 5-6 [...] More

Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Scripps Howard Foundation constantly seeks ways to help career journalists fulfill their passion for learning. The Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism program exposes working journalists to the leading edge of environmental thinking, and ultimately, enriches the public's understanding of this vital subject.

Named after the late Ted Scripps, the youngest grandson of E.W. [...] More

Telegraph Herald Scholastic Journalist Award
Application Deadlines: April 06, Annually
The Telegraph Herald Scholastic Journalist Awards are presented to high school seniors studying within the Telegraph Herald's circulation area (roughly a 50-mile radius of Dubuque, Iowa). Applicants must be active in the editorial aspect (news, web, sports, features, photo and art/graphics) of newspapers and submit portfolios demonstrating experience, talent and leadership in newspaper [...] More

The AAF-Greater Evansville Scholarship Award
Application Deadlines: March 23, Annually
The AAF-Greater Evansville awards scholarships to deserving high school and/or college students yearly in April. Over the past 40 years, AAF-Greater Evansville has distributed over $153,000 in scholarship awards. To be eligible, students must plan to pursue a career in advertising, marketing, public relations or graphic design. The application deadline varies yearly, but is typically in early [...] More

The Anne Trabue Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The first scholarship established by the WSCGA Foundation Board was the Anne Trabue Scholarship in honor of WSCGA's 'founding mother' and first President. In 1954, WSCGA honored Anne Trabue by creating a trophy in her name. The Anne Trabue Trophy is presented annually at the Southern Championship. The WSCGA Foundation again honors the legacy of Anne Trabue by creating a scholarship to assist a [...] More

The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation: Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship
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The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation Scholarship for the Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment is intended for eligible college and graduate school women who desire to work and contribute their efforts within the field. Due to the under-representation of this demographic in the industry, this scholarship fund has been established in order to aid women in furthering their education, [...] More

The George Snow Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The George Snow Scholarship Fund offers need-based scholarships to high school seniors attending:
-All Palm Beach County High Schools
-Blanche Ely and Pompano Beach High Schools in Northern Broward County
-All Homeschooled students who will be attending a high school in Palm Beach County or Blanche Ely and Pompano Beach High Schools in Northern Broward County
-Women in Miami/Dade County, [...] More

The Harold K. Douthit Regional Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Ohio Newspapers Foundation will award a scholarship to a student from northern Ohio who is currently enrolled and majoring in a field relevant to our industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program at an Ohio college or university. The scholarship is named for Harold K. Douthit, founder of Douthit Communications, Inc., Sandusky, and a former [...] More

The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists
Application Deadlines: November 15, Annually
Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photographers aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding, including equipment purchases and scholarships for college and technical school classes, the foundation’s mission is to expand educational and [...] More

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
College is expensive. The Jewish community through the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago can help. Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college and graduate students. Approximately $500,000 is available each year for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) Graduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Atlanta where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception.

Eligibility:
-Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
-Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Atlanta where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception.

Eligibility:
-Open to current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors only
-Must be a U.S. citizen or [...] More

The Sharon Olds Fellowship for Poetry
Application Deadlines: September 18, Annually
The Sharon Olds Fellowship for Poetry is offered once annually to a poet starting the Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program during the winter residency/spring semester. Fellowship recipients will receive a $1,000 award toward their first semester’s tuition.

Fellowships are awarded based on the quality of the applicant’s writing sample; see general application guidelines on our [...] More

The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 01, Annually
The Travis Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a career in one of the following professions: landscape design/golf course architecture, golf course turf grass management/golf course superintendent, professional golf management, club professional or sports journalism with a special interest in golf.

In addition, as part of our effort to promote amateur golf, outstanding [...] More

The Washington Post Fellowship
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
The Washington Post is one of the world's premier news organizations, in print and online. The newspaper maintains an array of bureaus around the world, reports on all aspects of national politics and the federal government, and covers greater Washington, an increasingly diverse region that includes the nation's capital and its suburbs in Maryland and Virginia, including both state capital [...] More

Upper Midwest Emmy Chapter/Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 05, Annually
The NATAS-Upper Midwest Chapter/Foundation offers $2,500 student scholarship grants to be used for tuition & books. Scholarships are open to high school and college/university students living in the five-state area served by the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa & western Wisconsin)

For consideration [...] More

Valley Press Club Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
Each year, the Valley Press Club gives away five $1,000 scholarships to students interested in pursuing a career in journalism. To be eligible, students must be high school seniors residing in western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut. Career goals, writing ability, scholastic aptitude, overall achievement and financial need will be considered.

The five awards include:
- Valley Press [...] More

William B. Ruggles Journalist Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 31, Annually
The William B. Ruggles Right to Work Scholarship honors the esteemed Texas journalist who coined the phrase "Right to Work" and contributed greatly to the movement's advancement. A $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the student who exemplifies the dedication to principle and high journalistic standards of the late Mr. Ruggles.

Officers, directors and employees of the National [...] More

Yuchengco: Maria Elena Yuchengco Memorial Journalism Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
This award was established in honor of Maria Elena Yuchengco, who graduated summa cum laude from the University of San Francisco and was instrumental in the founding of Filipinas Magazine.

Eligibility:
-Incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate at an accredited four-year college/university in the upcoming academic year
-Major in journalism
-Filipino (at least 50%)
-Minimum 3.0 [...] More

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